Business Intelligence Breakdown

By: Meghashree JM, ennVee


The Importance of Business Intelligence

Business operations are becoming more complex with the passage of time which affords little time for research and innovation. Larger enterprises are rushing towards outperforming the competition which will ultimately require a significant amount of meaningful insights. In addition, consumer behavior is continuously shifting, and understanding that behavior is imperative to decision making. Although there will always be a certain amount of risk when it comes to making business decisions, that risk doesn’t have to be so perilous. However, with the increasing extent of untidy data it becomes difficult to analyze in real-time. Firms desperately need technologies with which they can analyze and predict market trends with a simple click and business intelligence serves this purpose. By adopting a reliable business intelligence solution, organizations can enjoy the confidence to move forward in an increasingly data-driven world. Continue reading “Business Intelligence Breakdown”

Migrating from Oracle Discoverer to Microsoft SSRS

A Private, Women’s Liberal Arts College Migrates from Oracle Discoverer to MS SSRS in 8 weeks.

Retiring legacy reporting tools

The client is an internationally-recognized, private, women’s liberal arts college located in Massachusetts. As an IT-savvy institute they use Oracle Discoverer for all MIS requirements. After Oracle stopped supporting Discoverer in mid-2017, they sought an optimal migration path to migrate their analytical reports to a more intuitive platform, ultimately selecting Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (MS SSRS) to replace Discoverer. Continue reading “Migrating from Oracle Discoverer to Microsoft SSRS”

Integrating NetSuite and Tableau using MuleSoft AnyPoint Studio

We integrated NetSuite with Tableau to enhance our analysis and reporting capabilities. Download the white paper to learn how you can too.

ennVee uses an internal employee time sheet system that was designed and built on the NetSuite ERP platform. We decided to build the NetSuite to Tableau integration using MuleSoft. As a result, our analysis and reporting capabilities were significantly enhanced.

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Replacing Oracle Discoverer and Leveraging Automation

Still stuck on Discoverer? We’ve created a guide based on the standard replacement platforms and migration paths that our clients have used to successfully retire Oracle Discoverer.

“Extended Support” Ended After June 30, 2017 

The general consensus is that Disco music died on July 12, 1979 after the infamous  “Disco Demolition” event hosted by Chicago radio disk jockey Steve Dahl.

Though Disco records continued to be released during the early 1980’s, mainstream musical taste had already undergone a “lift and shift” to other genres.

If you use the Oracle Developer Tools suite, Oracle E-Business Suite, or Banner ERP, you’re probably familiar with Discoverer, Oracle’s 20-year-old, ad-hoc querying and analysis reporting tool. Prior to announcing the official end of life for Discoverer on June 30, 2017, Oracle has been transparent about its strategic direction for business intelligence, which focuses on two platforms; Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) and Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS).

Numerous reporting tools have been introduced and matured since Discoverer reached its apex. As self-service reporting becomes industry standard, it’s imperative to select a the right replacement for Oracle Discoverer that addresses business needs, is cost-effective, eliminates “shadow BI” projects, and provides an optimal migration path that maximizes the investments made in Discoverer. Continue reading “Replacing Oracle Discoverer and Leveraging Automation”

Business Intelligence Beyond Discoverer

Oracle Discoverer will no longer receive support after June 2017. ennVee has developed a cost-effective tool that helps businesses migrate all Discoverer data into Microsoft Power BI.

What’s your exit strategy?

After June 2017, the inevitable will occur- Oracle will no longer support its business intelligence tool, Discoverer. Organizations will no longer receive Discoverer support and are at risk of not being able to integrate with your other applications as they continue to receive new patches and updates.

The thought of even having a backup plan is overwhelming but again, inevitable. The demand to migrate to another BI tool is overwhelming and one that is not accounted for in your budget. Companies are shying away from Discoverer’s savvy and more expensive cousin, OBIEE. The cost is significantly higher than Discoverer, but all reports and data could be migrated without much issue. What if there was a way to reduce the cost complexity entirely? Continue reading “Business Intelligence Beyond Discoverer”